The benefits of Food Therapy:Tips for daily food? How to choose healthy food?
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✵The modern meaning of Health Preservation refers to the active physical and mental maintenance activities according to the law of human life process.Maintenance or Preservation refers to follow the law of life, through moderate exercise, plus external care and other means, so that the body function and external skin can rest and recuperate, restore due function, which is the first level of health; Cultivation, refers to the broadening of horizons, access to the heart, wide-ranging knowledge, through their own moral and quality of the practice and promotion, so that the body and mind could get a kind of rest and repair, to achieve the purpose of rest the mind and vitality; nourishment refers to the timely and appropriate people, follow the law of heaven and earth, the four seasons, with the appropriate food supplements, in order to nourish the conditioning of the whole body, to achieve the goal of better health and extending the year.
Introduction: The most important rule of eating the right food is to eat it seasonally and locally. This can follow the natural law to absorb the appropriate natural energy, give the body nutrients needed, promote the metabolism of toxins in the body.
What are the matters needing attention of daily diet?
The most important rule of eating the right food is to eat it seasonally and locally. This can follow the natural law to absorb the appropriate natural energy, give the body needs nutrients, promote the metabolism of toxins in the body.
The ancient Taoist Qiuchuji said in Yisheng Ji(Collection on Health Benefit): "In the spring, the taste of the diet, it is appropriate to reduce the acid and increase the sweet to nourish the spleen Qi; In summer, the taste of diet should reduce bitterness and increase bitterness to nourish the Lung Qi;In Autumn, the taste of food, should reduce spicy increase acid to nourish Qi; In Winter, the taste of food, should reduce salt and increase bitter to nourish the heart Qi." Therefore, "eat properly according to seasons" is a kind of wisdom.
Again alleged "eats mountain food when living in the mountain, eats seafood when living nearby the sea", could be understood as the simple truth of "choose local". As the saying goes, "ice ring, cabbage grows," that is, in late autumn the frost appears, the cabbage is the best. And although the appearance of the cabbage that is out of season still is the appearance of cabbage, the nutrition it contains not the same as the cabbage in late autumn.
Nowadays, people can eat cross-regional food in different seasons all the year-round. The purpose is not for the sake of everyone's health, but for the need for economic development and to make money. To keep our bodies healthy, the food we eat should always be in balance with our physical condition, environment and season.
Off-season food is not as good as naturally grown food. For example, eggplant grown naturally from the land in August and September is broken when cooked. And the eggplant grows in the greenhouse in winter or early spring is not broken when cooked. Tomatoes that are not in season will start to grow a little hairs spots after they have been put for three or five days, but the tomatoes grow naturally do not have such a strange thing.
How to buy seasonal food?
How do we know if a food is "seasonal", "local" or "original"? It's very simple. You can find the cheapest one in the market and the most stalls selling. It's not only cheap and fresh but also good for your health.
In addition to fruits and vegetables, meat should also be chosen to season. Different animals suitable for the growth of the climate and environment is different, the oil and fat content is different, so when eating meat to comply with the "what temperature to eat what meat" principle, supplement the appropriate oil from different attributes of the meat. Pork can be eaten at temperatures below 25℃, beef at temperatures below 20℃, and mutton at temperatures below 10℃.
How to choose healthy food?
1. Natural freshness: choosing local fruits and vegetables in the season not only avoids the loss of nutrients during refrigeration and air transportation but also avoids the unnatural practices of early picking and artificial ripening, so they are especially fresh, delicious and nutritious. As there is no preservative, and other things to deal with, eating them will not harm your health.
2. Suitable for the body: the so-called diet and nutrition, seasonal products and the human body needs wonderful cooperation. For example, summer heat and dampness, the wax guard property clear heat and water, clearing damp just come on the market; In late autumn, everything convergence, dry air attack, the persimmon which moisten the lung will mature in the tree, can be a godsend fruit in the right time. Different foods grow in different regions due to different climates and geographical conditions. For example, in hot places, there are many fruits of cold nature. This is the food that nature has prepared for us, which is completely suitable for our bodies.
3. Go green: "food miles" are the distance it takes to get food from a production site to a consumer. British calculate that fruit and vegetables transported from thousands of miles away consume 12 percent of the country's fuel every year. Choosing local foods in season can greatly reduce food miles. So we better eat more unprocessed, locally produced foods.
Notes: It is best not to mix many kinds of fish. Mixed meat should be based on the principle of same animal hooves. Chicken and duck, for example, should not be eaten at the same time. Seafood is isomorphic, to distinguish between hard shell and soft shell. In this way, the negative effects of mixed food can be minimized.